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Inside

  • 2019
  • Season 2
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary and factual

Summary

A closer look at the history behind the drama series Versailles.

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Episode 4: Inside Nandos

Summary

The inside story of the restaurant, which almost sank without trace after opening its first takeaway in 1992 in Ealing. But when the owners ditched the fast-food model and introduced a system of table service - not to mention its grilled chicken with lashings of peri-peri sauce - the business took off. There are currently more than 400 restaurants in the UK alone. The documentary looks at the company's humble beginnings, and how both social media and celebrity endorsements have helped its success

Review

The words “Shall we go for a cheeky Nando’s?” may never have passed your lips, but you’ll almost certainly have heard of the restaurant chain serving grilled chicken with its own brand of chilli sauce. At a time when so many establishments are struggling to survive, the peri-peri king has never closed a restaurant, although we learn here that its first venue – in Ealing, west London, which opened in 1992 – almost sank without trace.

Since then Ed Sheeran has written a song about it, there are more than 400 branches across the UK and it has a Twitter feed that’s as bottomless as the fizzy drinks it offers.

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Series producerEd Booth
ProducerJacqui Farnham
DirectorJacqui Farnham
Executive producerJeff Anderson

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  • Summary

    The inside story of the restaurant, which almost sank without trace after opening its first takeaway in 1992 in Ealing. But when the owners ditched the fast-food model and introduced a system of table service - not to mention its grilled chicken with lashings of peri-peri sauce - the business took off. There are currently more than 400 restaurants in the UK alone. The documentary looks at the company's humble beginnings, and how both social media and celebrity endorsements have helped its success

    Review

    The words “Shall we go for a cheeky Nando’s?” may never have passed your lips, but you’ll almost certainly have heard of the restaurant chain serving grilled chicken with its own brand of chilli sauce. At a time when so many establishments are struggling to survive, the peri-peri king has never closed a restaurant, although we learn here that its first venue – in Ealing, west London, which opened in 1992 – almost sank without trace.

    Since then Ed Sheeran has written a song about it, there are more than 400 branches across the UK and it has a Twitter feed that’s as bottomless as the fizzy drinks it offers.

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    Series producerEd Booth
    ProducerJacqui Farnham
    DirectorJacqui Farnham
    Executive producerJeff Anderson
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